FREDERIKSTED — A homeless man who allegedly broke into a man’s home, stole his car keys and wallet — and then proceeded to take the car for a joyride as the homeowner slept — was arrested on Monday night, authorities said.
Syel Williams, 32, of no fixed address, was arrested at 10:25 p.m. Monday and charged with second-degree burglary, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
“Williams is accused of the unauthorized entry of a residence; taking the homeowner’s wallet and vehicle keys while he slept; and illegal use of the homeowner’s vehicle,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.
Additional charges against Williams are pending, according to Derima.
Bail for Williams was set at $50,000. Unable to post bail, he was jailed pending an advice-of-rights hearing.
If you have information about this incident, please call 911, the Crime Tip Line at (340) 778-4950, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS or online at crimestoppersusvi.org. Remember, if you see something, say something.
All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this report are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.